I wish that I knew……..
…that it was ok to not succeed at everything – if I tell you that everything I used to do, I used to succeed in, would you believe me? Well it was true, until the day I ‘failed’ my A levels and by failed I mean I got ABB. In hindsight how ridiculous was I to think that, that was me failing? Ok, so it meant I didn’t get to go to the University of my choice and had to go through clearing, but in the grand scheme of things who cares right? I was still able to go to a university that was equally as good and study what I had wanted. I had the time of my life there, literally, and fell in love for the very first time. If I had succeeded initially, would all these have happened?? Who knows……
I realised that because I was so used to everything going as planned, I didn’t know how to react when I did fail. I broke down and had a moment of lapse in my faith. If it wasn’t for the support of my best friend I think I would have just given up. Failing made me look for other alternatives to acquire my goals, it helped me to learn and grow as a person, as cheesy as this sounds, its 100% true. Now when I fail these days, I am worried far far less, as I know for me it is just a way of God pointing me in a new direction..
Anyways, the point I am trying to make here, is the more you fail the less you are afraid to try something new. Everyone of us has a calling/purpose. I know this for sure and that reason is far greater than any exam you are going to take or any degree that you have. Oprah says it best, when she says, “Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is a part of your life force. It is the thing that gives you juice, the thing that are you supposed to do and nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself’. Hence I ask you this question today, why would God wire you to do something and then have you ‘fail’ at it?
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